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Grand 1894 Opera House

2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409/765-1894 or 800/821-1894
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Ranked #3 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to enjoy live performances. Everywhere is reasonable close to the stage, the sound system is fantastic. If you happen to have seats on the upper level and ask, they do have an elevator. We sat on the second level and could hear and see perfectly. The only complaint I would have is that the seats... More

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just attended the opening concert of the 2014-2015 season and saw The Pointer Sisters. Such absolute fun! This theater is so intimate that even sitting in the Orchestra row Q we felt like the Pointer Sisters were signing to us. You could feel the excitement of the rest of the audience throughout, creating great energy and pure fun! This is... More

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Georgetown, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Moody Center Pyramids house a Seaquarium that is one of the best I have seen in the country. It also has an interactive science center & IMAX Theatre ..all of the above are within in 3 glass pyramids just 10 minutes from Jamaica Beach RV Park.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The steps up to the main floor were numerous and the majority of guests were in their 60's, 70's+. It was like waiting for a fall everywhere you look. Designed for a younger crowd and needs more bathrooms, more steps, either up or way down in the sub level, which appears to have water damage. I guess thats expected. Clean... More

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Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I've lived in Galveston since I was 4. For school we would always go watch productions at the Grand and when I was younger I actually performed on that stage a few times. The building and the architecture that went into is absolutely amazing and they make absolutely sure every is kept up. Even if there is not a show... More

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Richmond, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Grand 1894 Opera House is a beautiful and historical venue. Since it's not a very large theater, performances are intimate. The one drawback is the restroom situation. There don't seem to be enough, and they are situated in the basement or on the top level. It's tough for orchestra ticket holders to get to the restroom before a long... More

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League City, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Saw Dr John/Aaron Neville, super show, perfect venue for these acts. Seating is a little tight but it is an old Opera House, totally restored and very beautiful.

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Gulf Coast
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Found last minute seats to this sold out event, and man were they good seats! Love this place -so much history. The event was great lots of fun! This venue is perfect and very intimate for concerts!

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The show was fabulous and made the trip complete. The Grand is just what you'd expect with such a name. Staff there was helpful and friendly.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The building itself is a work of art, a performance. If you can catch a show here, do it. Arrive early so you will have time to look around and appreciate the beauty and architecture.

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